Writing an iPad app

Discussion in 'iPad' started by elaniemay, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. elaniemay macrumors 6502

    elaniemay

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    How difficult of a process is this? I have a great idea for an app that people that fell into its niche would really benefit from but don't know if making one is a huge undertaking. Any thoughts?? The app itself would be based on boy scout badges and would be made for den leaders but usable for parents too. I found a couple poor excuses for this app and would really like to find out more about creating one.
     
  2. RossMc macrumors 65816

    RossMc

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    Depends if you have had any programming experience before or not. If you have you will be able to pick it up easier then having no experience I would say.

    Anyway there are many resources to learn such as many different books, video and documentation on Apple's developer site and also if you go on iTunes U there are video lectures of an iPhone Development Course from Stanford.

    If you aren't committed to spending the time learning the language then maybe you could pay a developer to make the app for you.
     
  3. TrollToddington macrumors 6502

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    You've got to have an iMac/MacBook and install Xcode. Then, you have to learn how to program in Objective-C and Cocoa. When you do that you'll be able to make applications for mac OS X and iOs.

    PS I forgot you have to pay Apple $99 annually in order to be a registered developer and allowed to test your programs on the iPad. Bear in mind all books on Objective C and Cocoa presume you have previous programming experience, those books won't teach you how to program but how to use the language.
     

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